It was Feb. 23 when the Cougars fell to DeSales in the MAC Freedom women’s basketball championship. Since then, Misericordia graduated five seniors, including starters Rachel Carmody and Japriya Carroll. The curveball they face comes from losing two underclassmen starters, Kalynn Sefcik and Paige Wampole, as well. “For us, we didn’t just lose two players (Carroll and Carmody), we lost five seniors and two underclassmen starters,” Misericordia head coach Jason Rhine said. “We have 13 percent of our scoring back which is rare in college basketball. The message for our team this year is clear, show us that you can put the ball in the hoop, and you’ll have a chance to contribute.” Misericordia will look a lot different this year, with just five players returning. Tessa Zamolyi, Erica Haefele, Jordan Barth, Emma Hayes and Nora Tracey are the only players back for Rhine and the Cougars. “Normally there are only a few newcomers. We are the complete opposite of most teams because we have 10 newcomers and five returners,” Rhine said. “Everything we do this year will have to be someone stepping up and being asked to take on bigger/different roles.” Despite the new faces for Misericordia,...